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New collaboration to personalise cancer care in India

Mélanie Moxhet

Feb. 10, 2021

NEWS

OncoDNA has teamed up with Converge Biotech, a healthcare organisation based in Hyderabad, to personalise care for late stage cancer patients across India.

OncoDNA’s solutions are designed to guide oncologists in the selection of the most appropriate treatments based on the specific tumor profile of a patient. With the aim of improving the clinical outcomes of patients living with advanced solid tumors such as breast or lung cancers, Converge Biotech will give physicians and healthcare providers across India access to OncoDNA’s portfolio of comprehensive  diagnostic solutions that include:

*OncoDEEP: Comprehensive biomarker test combining DNA, RNA and protein analyses on a tumor tissue

*OncoSTRAT&GO: Unique biomarker test combining analysis on liquid and solid biopsies

*OncoSELECT: Smart cancer-specific  profiling solution analysing ctDNA in a liquid biopsy

*OncoFOLLOW: Personalised liquid biopsy for patient monitoring

Briefing about the alliance, Arun Kumar Bijjala, Managing Director of Converge Biotech Pvt Ltd said, “Ever since its inception, Converge has embraced products and technologies that ensure better treatment outcomes in chronic illnesses, and made conscious efforts to make these accessible to clinicians and patients with ease. Our foray into specialized diagnostic services in the oncology domain extends our vision of enabling medical community to make informed decisions and ensure better treatment outcomes. With this, we expect to bring in a ray of hope to a large number of cancer-affected patients in India, whose treatment outcomes can be enhanced in light of accurate diagnosis.

Corina Cucuruzac, Head of Global Distribution of OncoDNA stated, “Giving oncologists access to cancer biomarker testing is key to improve the treatment journey of patients living with cancer. To date, OncoDNA’s solutions have helped more than 20,000 patients worldwide. We are delighted to have found in Converge Biotech a trusted partner to support together the adoption of precision medicine for the benefit of cancer patients in India.